Founded in April 1997 in France with the support of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the CEFJ specializes in Franco-Japanese business relations and contributes to the development of French and Japanese companies in France and Japan.
By offering professional meetings, conferences and webinars on economic themes to French and Japanese individuals, companies and public sector organisations, the CEFJ is bringing France and Japan closer together.
“As a French initiative, CEFJ celebrates 25 years next year and we will continue to stimulate exchanges between France and Japan,” said Noriko Carpentier-Tominaga, CEFJ Director General.
“Communication and confidence are the keys to successful exchanges and we are committed to bringing people together to meet, create and grow with one another. Our ‘Start-up Creativity Challenge’ (SCC) is connecting innovative-driven entrepreneurs who are keen to partner with other like-minded executives. This platform is proving to be a very successful French-Japanese innovation ecosystem. The third edition will take place in 2022 in Japan.
Post-Covid, meeting directly together will have another meaning with more quality contact. This can be created when the organizer and the participants are close and well connected – even from the very first meeting.
“Our ‘Masterclass’ initiative is bringing people together and companies such as Hitachi who have contributed to this program and shared insights on cybersecurity. Future ‘Masterclass’ events will focus on Food, Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and Mobility and look forward to continuing our work to connect France with Japan.”
Although France and Japan are geographically far apart, both countries share many values and the CEFJ remains committed to strengthening this increasingly important relationship.